Most parents and grandparents can agree that it’s a good idea to set aside technology-free family time. But, at the same time, it’s also helpful to remember all the ways technology can bring families closer. Young people, in particular, filter much of their experiences through their phones, so turning phones off for extended periods of time may actually cause them to feel less connected.
Here are a few ways technology can enhance family togetherness. Whenever possible, use the simplest apps, so as many people as possible can participate.
It’s always a kick to hear what your grandkids think of you or who they think you are. Here are four fun videos with grandmas talking to their grandchildren and asking the question, “If you were a grandparent for a day, what would you do with your grandkids?” We love the kid’s answers, and more than that, we treasure what they have to say. Take a listen…
There’s no doubt that the end of the summer is rather sad. Those lazy days for kids are kind of over and the back to school season can be a tough transition…so, Grandparents, we decided to repost one of our top articles on “Back to School” from child and adolescent therapist, Bonnie Compton.* We think this advice is valuable enough to repeat year after year.
Sometimes weather can put a damper on fun at grandma’s house, but don’t worry! We got you covered here with a couple of great activities that will keep the kids occupied no matter what season or weather forecast!
Relativity speaking, we all mean well, right? Of course we do! Often times we say things with the best of intentions, but in the end, our words, our delivery, and just the general environment of the conversation fall short of anything but trouble. Hey, everyone is human. So, when we falter as adults and need to take a quick look at ourselves in the mirror, remember these words of wisdom and advice we have collected to share with you.
Since school is out, and we are well into the summer, you may just find the time to fit in something that makes you the grandparent even more GRAND! – a wonderful excursion or trip together. And, best of all, we aren’t suggesting long traveling, just some genuine time together and a couple of tips to consider.
It’s our belief that sharing is caring; and therefore, we are all about just that! Together we bring you a combination and blend of our grandparenting tips. We hope every moment you’re together with your grandkids, you’re mindful of how truly special this journey is.
Do your grandchildren know how to swim? Would you like to assist them in learning valuable swimming skills?
#1 Bestselling Author for how to Empower your Child in Water and in Life, Michelle Lang is partnering with us, and giving away an autographed copy of her book! A MERMAID’S GUIDE!
In A MERMAID’S GUIDE, Michelle debunks old swim myths, like why you should STOP teaching your child to blow bubbles and what you should tell them instead. The book also gives you simple but important skills to teach your child starting in the BATHTUB that could save your child’s life.
To enter to win, 1. Follow us on Instagram @grandparentslink 2. Follow Michelle’s Instagram (Relaxation Based Lifestyle) @Be_a_rbl 3. Write a comment below.(Or ask a question you’re curious about in relation to the water!) Contest ends on Monday, July 1st, at 11:30pm, Pacific time.